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I Have a Dysfunctional Family

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    I don't get along with my mom at all. See, my parents got separated 1 year ago and ever since I have wanted to move in with my dad (my mom used to be, and frankly still is, very...
    anonymous552 anonymous552 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    After finding out that dysfunctional families have names for the roles each person/child has, I thought about how perfectly they fit each member of my family, even with us playing...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    My family is always fighting and fussing but I still love them! 😘
    QueenAlicia QueenAlicia 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Father's been ranting and raving the past hour. Not highly unusual. Anyhow, I was just dozing off and heard him say something along the lines of, "you two should have been given up...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm Scared of My Mother - That sounds lame, maybe, but my mother can be scary. She has extreme mood swings, and even to this day I don't know how to deal with her. She...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    It's just what it is. A family you can never bind together cuz of pride, hate, envy and so much things going on. Just like that.
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Because of my dysfunctional family I feel as though marriage will never work. I've never seen myself as a pessimist but the only thing I see happening to marriage is divorce. Is...
    whocares16 whocares16 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I Am Tired Of The Hell That My Family Has Bestowed On Me!!! - Growing up I had no idea what a normal family was like. I wasn't even aware that mine was abnormal as we were...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 8 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Like i said before in my previous stories, my brother has mental problems. Today in the middle of the night, he decided to barge in my dad's room and beat the hell out of him. It...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Yes,i do.dont really got a pops,that explains my dad/daughter ****** fantasy/fetish.*sigh* i know im sick,but what can i do
    AmberLovesRabbits AmberLovesRabbits 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I can't really say I have much of a family. We don't act like one. I won't say they don't love me because they do. They just have a weird way of showing it. I don't even care that...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I'm trying to be more positive about my family (and life in general), but sometimes memories pop up that remind me that maybe my family is toxic and has always been and I'm not...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    My mothers siblings stalk me and my brother because we pay then no attention.
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F Mar 6

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    I am getting pretty tired of putting up with the sheer insanity of my family's dynamic...in particular my psychotic older sister. Stuff goes waaaaaay back with her narcissistic and...
    Lonie23 Lonie23 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    If This Is What Family Is, I Don't Want To Be A Part Of It. - I am Lexi, and my family is ****** up. I'm sixteen years old and I have to get my feelings out to someone, so thank...
    PurpleStopSign96 PurpleStopSign96 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    My family is really dysfunctional and it sucks. It's just one of the many things that contribute to my depression. We go to a therapist and she makes things worse. Today, I found...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Dysfuntional Family - I like alot of other's, have a Toxic Dysfuntional Family, so it is my choice not to have them in my life. Whitch is very lonely, but i don't need the drama...
    Feflower Feflower 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    Normal - Funny how I view dysfunction as "normal" until I see what a normal life actually is. Sometimes my family reminds me of a bunch of string, tied together tighter then what...
    RunningBlue RunningBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26, 2011

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    I hate having such a dysfunctional family. Sometimes I wonder what it feels like to have a loving supporting family. I understand every family has their issues but at the end of...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    If you truly stop to take a moment; simply thinking of how other people feel in particular situations, than we all are genetically in a dysfunctional relationship.
    Jrock91 Jrock91 22-25, M Mar 6

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    My Mum - My son suggested we go see her as we were driving near where she lives.So we did.Haven't talked to her in a long time, we had a falling out about 10 years ago.She A) told...
    meteorite meteorite 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    My dad is a severe alcoholic. When I asked my dad to lay off the booze one night last week he belted me! My mom tried to talk to him and he broke down. Then she got pissed at me...
    wolf3167 wolf3167 13-15, M Feb 2

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    I do not love all of my siblings.
    TellySR TellySR 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Fxcked. - Well my mums an alcoholic, I have bipolar and I self harm, and my step dad seems to think my older sister is depressed because her room is messy. Sigh.
    Blenkinsop4 Blenkinsop4 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Anti-family - I've had depression and low self esteem for most of my life. Family members capitalized on this during a hard time in my life and as I trusted them they worked to...
    xp4td xp4td 26-30 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    An Isolated Childhood - Please don't fall asleep, this is the short version. It is a story that I hope explains why you should never hold someone you love to tightly for you may...
    angelgenie angelgenie 26-30 20 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    My half sister is a **** up, she uses my parents for money, me for sympathy. I've fallen for it ever since I can remember. I've always watched out for my other sister. That doesn't...
    kelslyn kelslyn 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm not sure which category this comes under but here it goes... It's something bothering me n I'm helpless... I'm travelling Australia with my lovely boyfriend. We have a good...
    FuzzBroadway FuzzBroadway 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    As I get older I realize I'm happy I grew up how I did.. I'm only 17 but boy have I learned some lessons to use in life. My parents were split and had shared custody of me and my...
    MacieMakenna MacieMakenna 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Prey To The World - It would seem that everyone who grew up like me would turn out tough and strong enough to not take anything and everything from any and everybody. I often...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F Sep 9, 2013

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    I hate my family beyond belief. My mom is essentially bipolar and has verbally and emotionally abused me for years. Sometimes I really don't know how to deal with this.
    hadeion hadeion 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a twenty four years old Asian female who have a dysfunctional family. Throughout my whole life of twenty four years, I've never met my father in my childhood. I've no...
    lovelyautumn1989 lovelyautumn1989 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    So I want to move in with my dad but my mom says I need valid arguments. Any ideas? (Other then the fact that I WANT to live with my dad) I am a 13 year old girl.
    anonymous552 anonymous552 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I hate my family sometimes, how horrible they have become. All that is mostly on one side, and I feel horrible for that parent. Ever since my grandpa died on that side, the family...
    dessertqueen dessertqueen 16-17, F Feb 16

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    If I Have An Evil Step Mother, Where'S My Prince? - Two years ago, I moved out from my house. Not by choice but because my step mom kicked me out and what hurts most is that my dad...
    bug14 bug14 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    I'm really starting to believe that dysfunctional parents come together online to support each other in the delusion that they were/are actually great parents. I don't mean to...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    My Parents Are Both Dead Now - And finally I can stop denying how appallingly they treated me my whole life. My mother rejected and ranted and raged at me, my father ignored and...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I'm just not sure what to do anymore. I have a reputable and what appears to most people to be a nice family but behind closed doors my mother is a drug addict and my father works...
    littleme93 littleme93 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I'm sitting here at my aunts funeral. The place is packed. I'm surprised I'm not crying because I'm usually a very emotional person. I think part of the reason is she was cremated...
    meghan888 meghan888 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    All I wanted to do is Go out with my friend to pick out our competition outfit tomorrow And both my parents are coming I go upstairs and now they're talking about me, do you think...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F Feb 14

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    Heres A Story I Found In This Book I Read. Called 'silent Sons' - Once on yellow paper with green lines he wrote a poem, And he called it "Chop" because that was the name of his...
    RedWolfGuy RedWolfGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Anger And Tears - Up until about age 5 I thought my family was just normal like everybody else. I am one of 5 children with two older brothers and two younger sisters. However this...
    MichaelJad MichaelJad 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    The Dys in Dysfunction - my mother married and divorce twice. she would get in abusive relationships and cry for help. she lived with every single one of her adult children and...
    starship33 starship33 36-40, F 19 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    My Dysfunctional Family -       It all begins with an Alcoholic father who was very abusive to my Mom and to us Children, Not only physical abuse but...
    confusedone confusedone 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    13 year old boy refusing to go to school. Refuses to get out of bed. Yells at his mom. Says he hates her and wishes she were dead. He is almost 6 feet tall. Already tried calling...
    Lily1397 Lily1397 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    The Last Straw - Three days ago my sister opened the door to my house and came in, I was home but was about to leave to the gym. She was on her lunch break from community service...
    Sobixgirl Sobixgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    Well hell where do I begin!!??!! I'm an only child of a biracial deaf hippie parents!! I was taken away at 8 & I was between foster home, grandparents & parents to finally on my...
    eudoraf5 eudoraf5 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    My "old" family, which consisted of my real mother, father and myself was highly dysfunctional. Nothing but unhappiness and hate. They would beat each other and when they felt like...
    Owymonster Owymonster 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    My lovely family Cousin: Does drugs Mom: Alcoholic Aunt: Alcoholic Grandfather: Dead Uncle: Dead Grandmother: Lives with cousin Dad: Tries so hard to keep the peace (Love you Dad...
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    You Are Not Alone, Take My Advice And Just Walk Away. - My mother is the definition of pure evil. She let me know at an early age that she hated me. She beat me mercilessly for...
    Amnestic Amnestic 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    My father who I never knew anything about until recently is getting out of jail in April. He's in there for molesting boys, I'm going to go meet him and the whole other side of my...
    lostsoul9011 lostsoul9011 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 14